Table of Contents
- 1 How to deter birds from the garden
- 2 How to keep pigeons away from bird feeders
- 3 How to get rid of pigeons in your garden with sound
- 4 How to get rid of pigeons from trees
- 5 Natural pigeon repellents and control methods
How to deter birds from the gardenBirds are not picky eaters. They can feed on a number of things: seeds, grains, fruit, breadcrumbs, worms, and more. Bird control is a hard job, especially if you have a vegetable garden. You’d want to keep birds as far away as possible. Even though it’s not easy, there are a few things you can do.
- Make a scarecrow or use decoy hawks and owls. Also, fake snakes could scare some of the birds.
- Use old CDs as shiny reflective objects to scare the birds. Hang a few of them every couple of meters around your garden.
- Buy or make bird nettings from cord or wire to protect your crops.
- Plants to distract them. You want to keep your crops intact and you’ve lost all hope of keeping the birds away? You can distract them by planting other seductive plants away from your vegetables. Plants like buckwheat, sunflowers, or some berries can be used to attract pigeons and other birds to the opposite side of your garden.
How to keep pigeons away from bird feedersPigeons are a typical example of a bully bird that doesn’t allow smaller birds to get food. Pigeons are larger than most birds you can find in urban areas and this gives them some advantage in the race to get the food people leave behind. You can keep pigeons and other bully birds away from your bird feeders by making it hard for them to reach it. How? By enclosing the bird feeder with hardware cloth with openings big enough so only smaller birds can get through and feed (5cm should be more than enough). There are caged-in trays or tube bird feeders sold in garden or hardware stores you can purchase. The tray or tube is placed several centimetres inside of the cage and it makes it difficult for larger bully birds and pigeons to eat the seeds. Some bird species, like pigeons, the European starling, house sparrows, feed on the ground. If you remove all food sources from the ground and make a hanging bird feeder under a small shelter, they may get scared to get under the cover and fly away. With the lack of food, they will soon stop coming.
How to get rid of pigeons with poisonPoisoning pigeons and other birds is not recommended. There’s no need to kill the birds. You can simply take some measures to keep them away from your home or business building. Why refrain from killing the pigeons? They can be eaten by yours or someone’s pet which may cause the pet to die too. They can be eaten by other wildlife and result in their death as well.
How to get rid of pigeons in your garden with soundSounds can prove to be one of the most effective ways to keep birds away. You will need to invest some money to do it the right way but it will be worth it. There are a number of sounds that can do the trick. Audible repellers produce frightening bird sounds that scare pigeons and other birds. They have a range of sounds. Calls of predator birds or cries of birds in distress.Those terrifying sounds can keep unwanted birds away from the area. Ultrasonic repellers emit high-frequency sounds that people cannot hear. The sounds are at a specific frequency targeted at birds. There are different sounds – distressed cries of birds, shrieks of predator birds. The devices can be bought in most gardening stores.
How to get rid of pigeons from trees
Source: Commons Wiki; License Type: CC BY-SA 2.0Gather aluminium plates, mirrors, and other shiny objects. Hang them on your trees and they’ll create movements and reflect the sunlight. Thus they will scare off the pigeons and other birds from roosting on your trees. You can use sound to keep your trees safe. Install speakers or sound devices on your trees. Recordings of birds in distress, shrieks from predatory birds or ultrasonic sounds will get the job done. Put a predator bird statue on the tree to scare the pigeons off. Most professional exterminators rely on this method as well. Wind chimes can also scare them with the sound and movement they make, but if the pigeons get used to them they will not hesitate to roost on your trees.